Last Weekend I Went To The Circus!

Geez… it’s almost This weekend already.

My life is slowing down a little in the past week. I’ve been able to take things a little easier, smell the roses… oh, wow, and last weekend I went to The Circus in SL New England. It was a small, private party for residents and their guests and what a great way to become acquainted with neighbors. The circus was setup on an island on the Cape Poge sim.

Those who’ve seen my post about Marcy Wilson’s 6th rez day will not be surprised to learn that Sommer Shepherd was involved in this circus. I didn’t ask but I have a feeling she went into her amazing inventory and pulled out circus tents, animals, trapeze and all types of circus equipment.

For those not familiar with this type of party, the main idea is to involve guests in “the show” where they become the entertainment. If you’ve ever wanted to juggle or ride an elephant or walk a tightrope, that’s what this is all about. This is the way a party should be!

This was the scene at on Cape Poge, site of
The Second Life New England Circus!
I headed over in my speedboat and
when I saw all the lights I circled several times.

I arrived a little early and had a chance to chat
for a couple of moments with SLNE owner Sudane Erato.
I could tell she was very excited about the event.

Inside the big tent, Sommer Shepherd (left in black) is ringmaster
while I (in my pink burlesque outfit) jumped on the nearest ball
and raced around the ring with my usual flare.

Oh yes! This is my spectacular neighbor Chad Deischer!

And naturally, I had to ride that huge elephant!

Here’s a shot of the three rings with all the goings on.

This was our first Circus event in SL New England. It’s the kind of thing that could easily become a tradition and I hope it does. Many of the SLNE neighbors were there including Sudane, Sommer, Jeanne, Ceorl, Chad, Marcy, Leanna and me and others (sowwy I didn’t get everyone’s name).

My boat ride over to the event was a lot of fun. The special freedom you feel by being able to boat over to events like this or to the township at Marblehead, makes our region a unique place to live. The ability to navigate all the way to the Blake Sea is an even greater freedom.

If you aren’t a resident of this region or one of the nearby regions, I think you’d be surprised at this sense of community and freedom. This must be true because you’ll rarely find full sims for sale here. There are a few lots, but the entire eastern Blake Sea is a huge and very popular place to live.

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I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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10 Responses to Last Weekend I Went To The Circus!

  1. Did Marcy bring “mooses”?

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  2. For those not familiar with this type of party, the main idea is to involve guests in “the show” where they become the entertainment. If you’ve ever wanted to juggle or ride an elephant or walk a tightrope, that’s what this is all about. This is the way a party should be!

    A great idea for a party!

    Or… for a virtual salon! 😀

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  3. Sweet, and for any that wishes there are 3 spots of land available at marta vineyard region, i was so tempted to get one of them but instead ended getting a small island at honah lee jacqinda region NE!
    It was a lucky find, after exploring black Sea for more then 4 h and we just didn’t set up at marta cause my love wished to have water around in all directions.
    I loved the covenant rules and di dsail a bit, so i feel New England community is a pretty amazing one and wish there are more like them, enforcing the beauty and making sure Sl will still have some lovely places to live in, as i think our covenant will endorse even further as well!
    Just wish that Linden Lab realizes how important is to have regions such as these, with specific rules that makes all living, a truly enjoyable experience and lower the prices to at least a reasonable price on full private sims, in roder to allow the mainland regions to be fully changed and made as lovely as the ones we are lucky to be in.
    And of course. hosting 7 full regions on OSgrid for free, where we are GOD, not LL, with the limit of prims to build well over 500.000, one can’t stop thinking that when Intel makes Bullet physics engine as Havoc, sailing or flying on SL can be done where it really matters!

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  4. Yordie Sands says:

    Hi Foneco… Oh yes, I love Hona Lee too. That Air Field alone is enough to ingnite all kinds of adventurous thoughts. I think you are right about covenants, they have made that entire easter Blake sea what it is, a joy to visit and explore. Btw, I’ve got an iRez post sitting in the queue. It’s about SL New England. hehe.

    I couldn’t agree with you more about hopes that LL realizes the importances. The Lab seems capable of such mindless decisions, like letting Nantucket drop off the grid when there were people willing to buy it. I think the people who got together and created the Blake Sea are really SL heros. Maybe someday that will make a good post, to go and interview those people. It’s a tip of the hat to the Lab, but I wonder if it would have happened without that large group of inworld activists.

    I’m sorry I don’t know much about OSGrid. I think the thing that keeps me centered on SL is the huge number of people. And since discovering that so many people are so close, in the Blake Sea region, I want to focus on this.

    Thank you for all your comments, Foneco. You always have great insights.

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  5. Hi Yordie, I’m happy you got to go to the Cape Poge circus weekend event. It was indeed Sommer Shepherd’s grand effort and the same circus that helped to celebrate Marcy’s big day. The invitation Sommer sent was actually a personal-sized circus tent, which I loved so much. I placed it out at my garden gallery for the weekend and the following week too. You’re all so right about the sense of community that SL New England brings to our experience here. It makes entering an area extra special when you know the people there really care about each other and what goes on in their neighbourhood. My hat is always off to people like Sudane Erato and Sommer who help to instill this sense of caring and pride into their community residents. They are inspirational role models for us all to learn how to be better friends and neighbours to each other…just like you too, Yordie!

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  6. Yordie Sands says:

    Thanks Dahlia. And it’s a big me too about SLNE! The way Sudane has managed to create SLNE and hold it together is in large part due to friends like Sommer. She has a great group of loyal supporters.

    Btw, yesterday, I did a post about SLNE in my Gimme Six series on iRez.
    http://irez.me/2012/07/27/gimme-six-yordies-second-life-part-3/

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  7. zzpearlbottom says:

    Yes If one thing i advise is if any wishes to go to OSgrid, do not do it alone!
    I have quite a few friends there and there always a lot coming and going, but only on one or 2 spots (LBSA Plaza and Littlefield Adult community).
    And any gets so many possibilities, if you are into building (Be a region or a simple script) and being all free, we tend to explore and spend all time building, so if alone, unless you enjoy being so, it will be a lonely venture for the most part!
    Now if any are lucky enough to have a loved one with you there, OSGrid is a sea of endless wonders!
    Now be sure that Os Grid regions are for the most part, trully amazing to explore, as a couple or even alone, but SL is still where We love to be, despite Linden Lab:)

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